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Edmonton star Alphonso Davies named Canada Soccer Player of the Year

Bayern Munich star and men’s national team presenter Alphonso Davies was named Canada Soccer’s Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Davies, who has five goals and eight assists for Canada this year, won the award for the third time in four seasons.

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The 21-year-old from Edmonton has made 13 international appearances for Canada in 2021. He scored a game-winning goal in October against Panama in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Toronto.

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Mexico’s Julio Cesar Domingguez Juarez (3) via for the ball during World Cup qualifying in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.


Davies also won a third straight Bundesliga title as well as the FIFA Club World Cup with Bayern Munich.

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Jonathan David finished second in the vote of Canadian coaches and members of the media. Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Stephen Eustaquio were also considered.

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On Friday, Canada Soccer will name a co-winner of the Women’s National Team award.

Also on Wednesday, the federation said Deputy General Secretary Joe Guest will step down at the end of the month.

He spent 16 years in senior management positions within the organization.

Watch below: Some Global News videos on Alphonso Davies.

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